Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Your Special Space

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
Happiness (233)      Wellbeing (65)      Relaxation (49)      Stress Management (33)      Time Out (21)     
: By marin / Freedigitalphotos.net


No matter where you are in life or what your role is within the family, you need someplace that you can make your own - your sanctuary. Having a quiet place to retreat to and be completely alone - even for an hour - helps us to unwind, and re-energise ourselves. Your special space should be somewhere that you feel safe and comfortable and that you put your personal stamp on.

For young children it could be a reading corner with a beanbag and teddies to cuddle. For teenagers it may be somewhere that they can express their individuality and independence; somewhere they can listen to music, be creative or set up their computer or game console.

: By Carlos / Freedigitalphotos.net


Your sanctuary may be a studio, craft room, workshop, home gym, den or office. Iíve always dreamed of having a library room with floor to ceiling books and a big comfy chair (and a locking door.)

If space is an issue, maybe escaping to the bathroom for a nice bubble bath or extra-long shower, or a secret shady little spot in the garden with a swing chair, or maybe digging in the vegetable patch is your idea of blissful solitude.

: By winnond / Freedigitalphotos.net


For me when my children were young it was my bedroom. I loved it and it was the one room that didn't need to be kid-friendly. My children knew that mum was having some quiet time and they could knock if they really needed me. It was never viewed as something secretive, because they had their own special place as well, and it was just accepted. Now that theyíre grown and itís mostly just me, I can pretty much make my whole home the sanctuary Iíve always wanted. I like that I get to choose the furniture and the colours and to decorate it with my own style Ė which is minimalist and light.

: By imagerymajestic / Freedigitalphotos.net


Some things that can help you to personalise your special space might be:
- A big comfy chair or beanbag.
- A soft throw rug.
- Colourful, soft cushions.
- A folding screen or room divider.
- Restful or cheerful colours Ė whatever you fancy.
- Candles, oils.
- Soft gentle lighting or lots of natural light.
- Flowers or potted greenery.
- Posters, photographs or artwork that you love.
- Memorabilia that invokes good feelings.
- Arts, crafts or hobbies you enjoy.
- Radio, CDís or DVDís.
- Books, magazines.
- Computer or games console.

Only you can really know what you need from your special space. What is important is that your family understands and respects your need for time out and that you do the same for them.



# Happiness
# Relaxation
# Stress Management
# Time Out
# Wellbeing
I like this Article - 10
More Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Do you ever look at those who have more than you and feel a sense of envy? Some of us seem to...
162 views
We all have obligations and responsibilities that we must undertake no matter what
591 views
Relationships are complicated - we all know that Ė but we also know that human beings are not me...
173 views
When I was a child my teacher wrote on my school report card that I was Ďintroverted
405 views
Fatherís Day is fast approaching and itís always a good time to show our fathers how much we app...
132 views
Life can sometimes be pretty full-on, and if youíre anything like me, each week brings something...
272 views
view all articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo)
Articles by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) on Other Hubs
While some parents may balk at the idea of letting their children play outside in the dirt, the ...
14 likes
You know that feeling you get when you snuggle down for the night and then you remember that you...
11 likes
Our hands are not only an important tool, helping us to communicate, express ourselves and connect w...
7 likes
ID: 16858
[ Submit a Comment ]
This is so true, Colmo....couldn't agree more. Great article! Jussiecatwriter
Trending Articles
You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block
7055 views
I hope I can help a friend who thinks he's not living up to social expectations
3675 views
Ever since the new year kicked off, social media channels have been abuzz with "new year, new me...
2801 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
11112 views
No one wants to be that one person others donít want to introduce their friends to because theyí...
88 views
Traveling to foreign countries can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling things youíll ever...
84 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3488 views
Itís a familiar story
81 views
People generally donít want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2553 views
We live in a world with a rich digital culture, and we depend on the internet for so much of our...
72 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version